Microwave Hill (Keechelus Ridge)


Intermediate Snowshoe - Microwave Hill (Keechelus Ridge)

Updated to allow all members to join. (Was previously "Leaders Permisstion" priority to attendees of the Jan 25 Naturalist’s “PNW Animal Tracking” presentation.) Intermediate snowshoe trip with focus of identifying animal tracks & sign. Trip has been modified to a low-angle "slog" on logging roads due to high avalanche danger on originally-planned route.

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  • Wed, Feb 24, 2021
  • Everett Snowshoe Program
  • Snowshoeing
  • Intermediate
  • Adults
  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft

Crystal Springs Sno-Park, 8:00 am

Trip will have focus of identifying animal tracks & sign. Leader is certified in track & sign identification.

Trip is in partnership with Conservation NW for searching for signs of threatened & endangered species.

We will be stopping during the trip to examine animal tracks & sign, but should still be able to reach our destination.

We will be going to (or towards) "Microwave Hill" (W summit of Keechelus Ridge). Will proceed to main summit if time / conditions permit.

Trip is contingent on acceptable snow, avalanche & driving conditions.

Members need to have a groomed Sno-Park Pass (or have a means of carpooling with a household/pod member who does).

Prior to starting the snowshoe activity itself, we will need to car-shuttle 2 miles from the Sno-Park to the starting point. Members need to be comfortable with this very short “carpool” (which would involve MASKS ON, WINDOWS DOWN, NO TALKING, and possibly sticking your head out the window like a dog).

Equipment: Beacon / shovel / avalanche probe. (Ice Axe has been deleted from equipment list.)


Microwave Hill (Keechelus Ridge)

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